Update: The region is no longer under a flood or tornado watch after Tuesday thunderstorms swept through the region. Most or all Centerpoint customers who lost power during the storm were back online by the end of the day.
Original story below:
Houston is no longer under a flood watch but parts of Harris County remain under a tornado watch until 10 a.m. Tuesday as thunderstorms continue to pound parts of the region.
A tornado watch for the city expired at 8 a.m., but the watch has been extended up until for Chambers and Galveston counties.
The most heavily impacted areas were in the western parts of Harris County and Houston, but the storm made its way east as a slowly moving cold front headed through the area.
Centerpoint Energy was reporting about 8,000 customers without power as of 9 a.m. — down from about 18,000 at 7:30 a.m. — and thousands more are without electricity all across Texas after tornadoes touched down overnight.
Houston and Fort Bend ISDs are both open as normal, although bus delays were expected. The districts said late students would be excused.